Frustrated at lack of pellet deals in Mass.

Boobo0 Posted By Boobo0, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM

  1. Boobo0

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    This goes back to the end of last season, with next to nothing coming up as any sort of bargain. Now that Lowes is pricing GT as a super pellet, it's much less appealing. The recent post of Oakies for $250 certainly caught my attention, but at a 90 mile round trip, I just don't know if it justifies it.

    Now for my question.....With my local Rockys ACE hardware stocking many tons of Lignetics @ $279 a ton, is this honestly my best bet?

    Besides that I'll have to head into the season searching for something better........

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. wilburg

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    My local Tractor Supply and HD is at 209.00, I am buying 3 tons with my 10% off coupon ... $188 a ton :)
     
  3. Boobo0

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    Three tons of GS?
     
  4. smwilliamson

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    Its hard to find deals in-season...perhaps you waited too long. I got Vermonts for 249 last June.
     
  5. Boobo0

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    Scott- As I said in the first post, I've been looking to add since the middle of last season. It's not that I waited, I never stopped looking.
     
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  6. Mike D

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    With the limited choices you have, you probably should grab at least 1 or 2 tons of the Lignetics before they are gone or the price goes up. At least it will get you going for now and you won't be shut out. Or if you don't want to deal with the stress of looking mid winter then buy as many as you will need for the winter and hope for better options next year. Where in 'Eastern Mass' are you located?
     
  7. Boobo0

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    I'm in Millis, MA. About 30 SW of Boston. I guess my main question is (since I haven't tried Lignetics before), where do they fall in the pellet scale (shoulder, mid-season, ash)? And is that price at least somewhat in the ballpark for that pellet.

    Thanks!
     
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    Lignetics(green label) will definitely keep you warm even in the cold. A bit more ash than some of the other brands, But not terrible! I would score them slightly better than the Greene Teams you have in your sig!
     
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    The Home Depot and Lowes in your area aren't stocking any pellets?
     
  10. Dtunes

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    I'm in the same boat as you, ended up getting a ton of ligs from Rockys/Ace for 279. I live in Stoughton, the local pellet dealer in Holbrook(south shore wood pellets) has similar deals 259-299 depending on the brand. HD/Lowes had inferno/nations choice for 209, but I wouldn't buy them at any price, well thats a lie but not by much. I went with the ligs because Ace was close enough for.me to take multiple trips in my car and save on delivery.

    Last year Ace didnt change pellet prices at all during the whole season, but did run out around march. The green ligs are a good pellet. Every stove is different but I doubt you'll regret the purchase.
     
  11. Woody1911a1

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    you're looking at it the wrong way . these are the deep discount oil prices in my neck of the woods http://www.newenglandoil.com/massachusetts/zone9.asp?x=0

    i buy discount no contract and right now that's $3.50/gal . contract dealers are pushing $4.00 .

    ALL the pellet prices look like deals to me :) my first pellet stove going in this saturday .

    i've snagged a deal on some MWP's and am thinking about some pricey but hot and clean cleanfire douglas fir from woodpellets.com

    cheers Woody
     
  12. Andy P.

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    Same price out here in Central Mass for Turmans with a $50 delivery charge for 3 tons
     
  13. mccabedoug

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    I live in central MA and I just bought 5 tons of Green Supremes for $209/ton from HD in Oxford. Check the HD in Bellingham and Lowes in Milford. Both had pellets last week. I've a Harman 61a and it burns pretty much anything.
     
  14. wilburg

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    I didn't find GS in tractor supply or HD.. But what I can say, is my living room is 76 degrees all winter, even on the coldest of days... I burn three tons out here in Western Mass which tends to be colder than those who live near the shore. Yes, I have ash.. But I clean it out once a week. It doesn't really matter if I use expensive pellets or cheap pellets, I go through three tons a year.. Saving almost $100 per ton is about a 33% savings on my heating.
     
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    You can't find any decent pellet deals in Mass. because OMV is out there depleting your Commonwealth-wide pellet stash, thus decreasing the available supply, increasing the demand and increasing the prices;ex....therefore....it's all OMV's fault :mad:
     
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    We have for brands of pellets in stock in New Mexico from 199 a ton for heatrs going up to 299 a ton and if they have us clean the stove at the same time we do free delivery. We are sitting on 176 tons atm
     
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    That's not "free" delivery... That's $100 a ton for cleaning a stove... That doesn't even sound right, if one customer buys 1 ton, their cleaning is $100, if the next guy with the same stove gets 3 tons, that means it will cost him $300 for the exact same service? Wtf is that?
     
  18. wilburg

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    "From $199 a ton" = the cheapest is $199, the three others cost more..
     
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    The 199 a ton are heat'rs which alot of people like but we have others also :)
     
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    Oh I get it... Your pellets range fom $199-$299 depending on what brand.. If someone decides to pay for a cleaning, delivery is free... Thanks for clearing that up.. Sorry for jumping all over it
     
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    Yeah sorry i should have worded it better, We have always offered free delivery on pellets if they have us clean the stove so we can stay busy in the summer and try and get our customers to stock up before winter :)
     
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  22. Boobo0

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    Thanks everyone for the input, lots of great points made! I really should've used the words "pellet pricing" instead of "pellet deals". It's just a bit disappointing that a higher end pellet is going to cost closer to $300 rather than $200. Yes, my local Lowes and HD are stocking pellets, but it's more like a "been there done that". I was able to get Greene Teams last year at a great price, so it's just that anything higher than that is just tough to swallow - but such is life!

    I'll give the Lignetics a shot and see how that goes, Ace has a whole bunch and I think they'll be there for a bit.
     
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    Royal fireside has 1.3 skids (65 bags) of LaCretes for $369. That's 283 a ton for a pretty good pellet.
     
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    What are the mark ups on pellets....200%?
     
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